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African American Men

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.

Black Men Entrepreneurs Were Walloped by the Great Recession

Algernon Austin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Algernon Austin

In comparison to firms owned by other race and gender groups of business owners, Black men's firms were hit hardest by the Great Recession. Of the 10 ...

My Mother's Two Fears

Stampp Corbin | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Stampp Corbin

As an African American woman, my mother Elizabeth, had the traditional fear that all African American mothers have; a fatal interaction with police where one of her three sons would be shot or killed. My mother had another fear; that her police officer son would be killed on duty.

On World AIDS Day report on black community still grim

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is "Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030." The national theme for this year is "The time to...

Study Finds Black Men Have Made Little Progress On Racial Equality Since 1970

Time | Posted 07.15.2014 | Black Voices

In recent years, the U.S. has celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act and a number of other landmark accomp...

Series Explores Life For Black Men In America

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been almost a year since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Still, the discussion it stirred about th...

With Liberty and Justice for All?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
J. Randall O'Brien

We are, this year, 50 years removed from the civil rights movement's "Freedom Summer" of 1964. To be sure, changes in our society have been nothing short of revolutionary. Yet over half a century later, one wonders if white supremacy remains rooted in the American psyche. Is there a racial caste system in America?

7 Lies We Need To Stop Telling About Young African-American Men

PolicyMic | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

Last week Long Island teenager Kwasi Enin captured national headlines after becoming part of an impressive club: high school seniors who have been acc...

The Mentoring Effect: How the President's Brother's Keeper Initiative Taps This Critical Asset

David Johns | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
David Johns

At-risk young adults who had a mentor were 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, and nine out of 10 of them want to give back by becoming a mentor.

Fatherhood Within Reach for Formerly Homeless Men

Harriet McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

How do we encourage men to be true fathers to their children, especially in minority communities where poverty is most extreme, where hopelessness often trumps possibilities?

Lensman Matthew Jordan Smith

Yvonna Russell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Beauty and celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has produced an inspirational book of African-American achievement, Sepia Dreams. For his lates...

Soros Urges Investing 'In Efforts To Improve Achievement By African-American Boys And Men'

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

By Manuela Badawy NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros urged charitable foundations on Mo...

Fighting for the Future of Black Men: Southern University's Role

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

With regard to Black men in America, their success is our success as a nation. The majority, and in fact everyone, should start paying attention to their potential and ensuring their success.

Senate Says Prostate Cancer Among African American Men Reaches 'Epidemic' Proportions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Despite ongoing debate about the benefits of PSA testing for men at risk for prostate cancer, and recent research on the best course of treatment for ...

Why George Zimmerman Must Be Charged and Why We Should All Care

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

The shooting of Martin should be a wake up call to our collective moral consciousness. It is not okay to criminalize and demonize children before they ever have a chance to reach their full potential.

Dan Froomkin

How Do You Disenfranchise 1 In 8 Black Men? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

State laws that ban convicted felons from voting are having the unintentional (or is it intentional?) effect of disenfranchising one in eight African-...

Reality Check: One Year after Stimulus, Blacks and Latinos Still Struggling

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

On the one-year anniversary of the stimulus bill, it's going to take more than colorful pie charts and grandiose projections to ease the anxiety and angst that is gripping our communities.